Top 10 Architectural Wonders
1. Great Pyramids of Giza-Cairo, Egypt
The pyramids dwarf every other man made wonder. Humankind was only able
to create taller structures in the past two centuries. To this day
mystery still surrounds the pyramids origins.
Great Pyramid of Giza Complex
2. Taj Mahal-Agra, Utter Pradesh. India
The world's most famous symbol in the world of romance has been around
for only 350 years. The mausoleum was built under Moghul Emperor Shah
Jahan's rule as a tomb for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
of the World: Taj Mahal
3. Roman Colosseum-Rome, Italy
The Colosseum is a icon to Ancient Rome and a lasting monument to the
Roman Empire, one
of the greatest civilizations of all-time. It was the world's
first major sports stadium and during its prime it held 50,000
4. Great Wall of China, Beijing Province, China
The Great Wall of China is the world largest man-made structure and is
visible from space.
Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China:
Tangible, Intangible, and Destructible
5. Easter Island Statues
The Easter Island statues "moai" are located on the world's most remote
island. Many of statues are over 50 feet tall and weigh more than 75
Easter Island Statues
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Secrets of Easter Island
6. Machu Picchu-Peru
Machu Picchu "lost city of the Incas" is the most famous legacy of the
Incan empire. It's isolation add to its grander with an altitude
Picchu, the lost Inca city in the Andean clouds!
7. Angkor Wat-Cambodia
Camodia's most famous temple was originally Hindu but it was converted
to a Buddhist temple. It's construction took 25, 000 workers and the
temple is surrounded by a massive mount.
The lost city of stone wasn't discovered by the western world till the
19th century. It's most famous appearance was in the movie "Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade".
Lost City of Stone
Timbuktu is a fabled city that many people believe doesn't exist. "Here
to Timbuktu" is an expression given to a long journey. Just North of
Timbuktu is its sister city of trade, the Djenne Mosque, the world's
largest mud structure in the
Great Mosque of Djenne
10. Chichen Itza- Mexico
The world's most well known pyramid in the Western Hemisphere. The
Mayan pyramid measured the days of the year with its 365 steps.
Observatories: Chichén Itzá
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Updated: January 2, 2011
Created: November 24, 2007